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'''Carl August Sandburg''' (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was a Swedish-American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including ''Chicago Poems'' (1916), ''Cornhuskers'' (1918), and ''Smoke and Steel'' (1920). He enjoyed "unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life", and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."
Birth nameCarl August Sandburg{{cite book|title=Always the Young Strangers|last=Sandburg|first=Carl|publisher=Harcourt, Brace and Company|location=New York|year=1953|pages=29, 39}} Sandburg's father's last name was originally "Danielson" or "Sturm". He could read but not write, and he accepted whatever spelling other people used. The young Carl, sister Mary, and brother Mart changed the spelling to "Sandburg" when in elementary school.
Birth date{{Birth date|1878|1|6}}
Birth placeGalesburg, Illinois, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1967|7|22|1878|1|6}}
Death place{{Nowrap|Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina|Flat Rock, North Carolina, U.S.}}
OccupationJournalist, author
NationalityAmerican, Swedish
Alma materLombard College (non-graduate)
Notableworks{{unbulleted list | ''Chicago Poems'' | ''The People, Yes'' | ''Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years'' | ''Rootabaga Stories''}}
SpouseLilian Steichen
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